16 April 2006

The real DaVinci Code

Some days it is tough to be out there.

It's tough to be out there working, dealing with the public, being a proud American who stands up for this great country. It's tough to hear our Zeropean colleagues criticizing America and her Foreign Policy while they dare not utter a peep about the genocides and horrific political climates operating right now in Russian, China and Burma. Not a word about the ethnic cleansing of Christians by Muslims in Sudan - nope.

Complete silence.

Well I saw this quote posted over at No Pasaran! and thought I'd share it with my brothers and sisters who wear the uniform.

This is the Real DaVinci code. I hope it brings you a little peace and understanding on this blessed Easter holiday.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the Italian artist, writer, inventor, and philosopher who said:
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.

God bless and Stay safe.

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